Seriously, last time I checked we were grown ass women. I am not down for the petty drama that y’all are bringing simply because of a choice that was made to do what is best for MY kids. Guess what??? I fought tooth and nail to get them, not you. So, that means that I get to decide what happens in their lives. Their education needs to be a good one.
So, if our decision causes you to unfriend me on Facebook (oh the HORROR!), or to give me dirty looks, or to talk smack, please by all means come do it to my face. You haven’t asked me why we are doing what we are doing? Huh? Funny?
Those that have asked us how it is going, thank you. I have happy kids that love school again. That is worth its weight in gold to me. I know how bad the financial situation is in small schools, guess what, I have been a teacher for a very long time. Guess what else, I still teach and I see the state funding get cut. However, holding on to a bad teacher because it is the easy way out is not the way to go. I am not always the best teacher. I know that. There are days I am barely passable. At the end of the day, I love what I do and I love my students.
My own kids have never deserved, actually no child for that matter, to have an education that is failing them. They do not deserve to have a teacher that doesn’t see them each for what they are. Now, they have what they need. I know that everything in education isn’t perfect. I am a pretty smart lady. I also know that kids learn best when they like going to school.
So, my choices for my kids are just that. Last time I checked, it was me that spent months being a pincushion, then more months holding down the couch just trying to stay pregnant, than through the NICU. Guess what, even if I hadn’t gone through all of that, no one gets to tell me what is best for them.